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Old 07-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #121
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I have a set of Bark Busters on my roadie with the VPS plastics.
The kit comes with all the gear you'll need to fit either the Roadie or XC. Can't remember the exact cost but I think it was ~$150.
If you are after a bit more weather protection then my thoughts are to get the STORM plastics (as in the pic above) as I don't reckon the VPS cover quite enough (having had a few broken fingers/thumbs over the years tend to feel the cold even with thick winter gloves). I have the extensions fitted in the high position and still ended up putting a bit of 100mph tape in various places to add to weather protection and this seams to have added a bit of protection but maybe it could be better.
+1 on the Barkbusters with the Storm plastics.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #122
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G'Day Pete,
Thanks for the suggestion. I thought about that last night but can't see how it would be any different to bypassing the switch altogether? The problem with the clutch cutout on the DL is that the brains box thinks you must be stopped as the clutch is in and therefore changes the fueling to a different (richer) mix. My concern with bypassing the sidestand switch on the Tiger is that it will constantly think the stand is up and that may have some sort of impact on the fuel map alloted to starting duties. I have been really impressed with your build threads though so if you could elaborate on your logic that would be great
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Having poked around in the T800's fuel map thanks to TuneECU, I can tell you that there is no adjustment made to the fueling based upon the input from the side stand switch. Or clutch switch.
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:41 AM   #123
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Every man can do as he wants with his own toys; so I'm not criticizing....but, I'm trying to figure out why someone would want to spend 12 or 13 grand on a brand new high performance riding machine and then take it out to thrash it?

I mean, for 2500 bucks you could get something like this that's actually better for that job, and then you (or at least I wouldn't) mind if it got stuck, dropped, scratched, thrashed, or broken.

I was thinking the same thing,the OP says he has a DRZ in the stable though.
Id have a hard time dropping that much cash on a big Street oriented 3 cylinder bike and then burying it in a mud hole straight off. I guess Ive never been drawn to big off road bikes,I think my DR is way too big for dragging through ugly woods trails. The Tiger does look neat with all the rough/tough off road stuff on it.
I will have a Triumph Triple at some point,the 1200 Trophy Ive got now is a kick!
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:21 PM   #124
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I was thinking the same thing,the OP says he has a DRZ in the stable though.
Id have a hard time dropping that much cash on a big Street oriented 3 cylinder bike and then burying it in a mud hole straight off. I guess Ive never been drawn to big off road bikes,I think my DR is way too big for dragging through ugly woods trails. The Tiger does look neat with all the rough/tough off road stuff on it.
I will have a Triumph Triple at some point,the 1200 Trophy Ive got now is a kick!
Saturday when I picked it up:



Sunday:



It's just a state of mind...and BTW, it handled very knarly Jeep trails very very well including hopping over a massive (OK...prob not massive ) log and I sure as hell am no David Knight.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #125
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So far so good.

As this is a farkling thread, here's what I've done to mine so far....
SWMotech quicklock Evo pannier frames

SWMotech bash plate

1050 hand guards and Touratech spoiler

Scottoiler

Rear shock sock

Engine bars & front guard extender

Cable lever snakes

Acerbis mud flap & extra mud flap to the rear with ADV sticker

Heidenau K60 Scout tyres

R&G rad cover

Also added heated grips, folding mirrors and GPS mount


I'm waiting on Touratech for the folding gear lever, front guard raising kit and neoprene fork gaiters.
I've spent far too much money on the bike so far and have spent far too much time putting all the farkles on I haven't had time to ride it much. 1650 miles since June 6th. That changes now.
So far the riding I've done has been faultless and I've only done a small amount of dirt due to the Battlewing tyres being less than confidence inspiring on muddy UK lanes.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:44 PM   #126
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:17 PM   #127
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Cable Safety Snakes!

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Cable lever snakes
This is a good, cheap and effective safety device. We put cable safety snakes on our enduro and dirt bikes for years. It saves your shift or brake lever catching on a stiff branch or lose barbed wire and bending it in a full U turn while flipping you over the bars.

Nice idea ... and one I hope anyone who rides off road will consider. Many of us have seen shift levers torn clean off in a fall or by catching something along the trail. Magic little cable really works to prevent that. CheerS!
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Old 07-15-2011, 04:55 PM   #128
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This is a good, cheap and effective safety device. We put cable safety snakes on our enduro and dirt bikes for years. It saves your shift or brake lever catching on a stiff branch or lose barbed wire and bending it in a full U turn while flipping you over the bars.

Nice idea ... and one I hope anyone who rides off road will consider. Many of us have seen shift levers torn clean off in a fall or by catching something along the trail. Magic little cable really works to prevent that. CheerS!
Not to sound like a n00b, but I have never heard of these little gems.

I have noted this ...... Oh, and I'm subscribed to this as well.

To the OP - Thanks for this wonderful write up of your build up process.

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:05 PM   #129
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I was thinking the same thing,the OP says he has a DRZ in the stable though.
Id have a hard time dropping that much cash on a big Street oriented 3 cylinder bike and then burying it in a mud hole straight off. I guess Ive never been drawn to big off road bikes,I think my DR is way too big for dragging through ugly woods trails. The Tiger does look neat with all the rough/tough off road stuff on it.
I will have a Triumph Triple at some point,the 1200 Trophy Ive got now is a kick!
As far as DRZs go, which I've had one, and will probably have another at some point in the near future ....... this ....... this is what I'd consider the shit, when it comes to a DRZ, and the owner, and poster of the build thread, are in the OP's neck of the woods.



Every time I look at it, I freaking drool ......

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #130
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Having poked around in the T800's fuel map thanks to TuneECU, I can tell you that there is no adjustment made to the fueling based upon the input from the side stand switch. Or clutch switch.
While I've mucked around in TuneEcu a little, I've never watched what the maps do once you put it in gear and then release the clutch lever. The reason I mention this is because on my bike when I do this, the revs increase a little (~100-200rpm) and then once you pull the clutch lever back in the revs go back down to normal idle. I've seen this while the bike is no the centre stand but can't comment while normal riding.
I've not checked as to whether this is due to the clutch switch doing something or the engine sensing a load (via MAP for example) and increasing revs. Checking this may be difficult as TuneEcu from what I can see doesn't appear to follow changes on the L maps as it does on the F maps.
My suggestions would be that the stand switch - no probs. Clutch switch - maybe not a good idea but would certainly get you home. Perhaps a small toggle switch to bypass a broken clutch switch would be a way to get home if the worst was to happen.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #131
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Having poked around in the T800's fuel map thanks to TuneECU, I can tell you that there is no adjustment made to the fueling based upon the input from the side stand switch. Or clutch switch.
Thanks for the answer. I will look at bypassing the sidestand (the wire passes by the shock and looks like an afterthought to me) and see how it goes.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #132
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A collection of short video clips from last weeks ride. Nothing from the afternoon when it got technical unfortunately as I was having too much fun to stop. The novelty of clipping a camera to tree branches and creek banks wears off by about midday I worked out .

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Old 07-16-2011, 05:39 AM   #133
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As long as we are on the subject of bypassing switches, I wanted to bring up another one. The fall detection switch. I don't want to disable it. Everyone should just know that it is there. If you fall it kills the engine and you must reset the ignition to reset the switch. I don't know what the internals of the switch are like. If it sticks in the "kill" position, it will require bypassing in the field. It is number 16 on the Triumph wiring diagram and is located near the exhaust. There are three wires and I need to do some research to figure out how to safely bypass it in the field if it ever fails.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #134
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As long as we are on the subject of bypassing switches, I wanted to bring up another one. The fall detection switch. I don't want to disable it. Everyone should just know that it is there. If you fall it kills the engine and you must reset the ignition to reset the switch. I don't know what the internals of the switch are like. If it sticks in the "kill" position, it will require bypassing in the field. It is number 16 on the Triumph wiring diagram and is located near the exhaust. There are three wires and I need to do some research to figure out how to safely bypass it in the field if it ever fails.
At least it is easy to get to, take off the passenger seat and it's right there on the left side of the under-seat storage area.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:03 AM   #135
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A collection of short video clips from last weeks ride. Nothing from the afternoon when it got technical unfortunately as I was having too much fun to stop. The novelty of clipping a camera to tree branches and creek banks wears off by about midday I worked out .

Not that I wasn't already leaning towards the XC, and that I was already enamored by it, but between Lion BR's vids in the Tiger 800 thread, and you sir, in your thread, have sealed the deal for me.

The type of terrain both you and Lion have ridden on with the XC is exactly the type of terrain I would be riding on, and it appears that the bike is handling it more than just "ok".

The only thing I'm waiting for is the Gen 2's to come out, so any of the kinks the first production run has can (hopefully) be sorted out.

Thanks again ......

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